650. Behold a Stranger at the Door

1 Behold a Stranger at the door!
He gently knocks, has knocked before,
Has waited long, is waiting still;
You treat no other friend so ill.

2 But will He prove a friend indeed?
He will; the very Friend you need;
The Friend of sinners--yes, 'tis He,
With garments dyed on Calvary.

3 O lovely attitude! He stands
With melting heart and laden hands;
O matchless kindness! and He shows
This matchless kindness to His foes.

4 Admit Him ere His anger burn;
His feet, departing, ne'er return;
Admit Him, or the hour's at hand
When at His door denied you'll stand.

5 Oh, let the heavenly Stranger in,
Let in thy heart His reign begin.
Admit Him, open wide the door,
And He will bless thee evermore.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Behold a Stranger at the door!
Title: Behold a Stranger at the Door
Author: Joseph Grigg (1765, cento)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Carols and Spiritual Songs
Tune Information
Name: HAMBURG
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: First Gregorian Chant (based on)



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